Obtaining more than one OS-HELP loan

Can I get more than one OS-HELP loan?

You can take out 2 OS-HELP loans in total for 2 periods of overseas study (one per 6 month period) as long as you meet all eligibility criteria. You can only apply for 2 OS-HELP loans in your lifetime.

The OS-HELP loan programme provides loans to eligible Commonwealth supported students, wishing to undertake part of their study overseas. Eligible students may apply to borrow between $1000 and $6,470 in 2016 (indexed annually) per six-month study period, with the exception of students undertaking overseas study in Asia, who may apply for:

  • an increased maximum loan amount of $7,764 (2016 amount) if studying in an eligible Asian country ; and
  • a supplementary loan amount of $1,035 (2016 amount) to assist with the cost of language study undertaken in preparation for overseas study in Asia.

For more information about OS-HELP Loans visit the Study Assist website.

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